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Jul 31, 2012 4:00pm PDT
hit on two. >> rogers and dalhausser tells us they weren't comfortable doing that in beijing. but they felt more comfortable doing it here. they've worked on it, as kevin detailed. and herrera looks completely spent. 18-12. i'm sure he's thinking now, save my energy. let's get it to that third and final set, and i'll try to trcrk it up and maybe we can surprise them in the third set. dalhausser blocks it. gavira cuts it. >> gavira is such a fun player to watch. he did not play volleyball growing up. he was actually a junior champion bochycalled pancake. a game they use iron balls to hit a smaller ball. much like bochy ball. at 17 he was the second ranked player in all of spain. someone asked him one time, what is it like playing with herrera? he said it's an honor to play with him. but it should be an honor to play with me because i will make him the vice president of patanke. vice president. 19-13. the americans have played a much better second set. first set was disaster. give spain credit. they came out and surprised the americans. rogers with the dig. herrera, whoa! and herrer
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Jul 31, 2012 12:00am PDT
. this was the deal with the olympics. it is part of the olympic experience when we talk about drug use and doping. the headlines here tuesday morning in london. i'll bring up the times of london newspaper. the chinese swimmer saying i'm clean. the american swim officials are pointing fingers at the chinese. not only does she win in the 400-meter medley but she shattered the record. her final 50 meters, she swam faster than ryan lochte and michael phelps. she deny all allegations the american officials, the head of the american swimming coach's association says flatly, her performance is unbelievable, disturbing and does not add up. so this controversy will continue in the days to come. the other hot topic here tuesday morning, what is with the empty seats here at the olympic games? british soldiers, yes, british soldiers are actually now being used as seat fillers. this has been an embarrassing story for the london game. a lot of corporate seats are going unused. a few hours from now, how about this? they'll release a batch of tickets and sell them to the general public. all those seat
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Jul 30, 2012 4:00pm PDT
tell us about the fight to save it. >> reporter: the owners of this mall want to tear this ice rink down and put in more stores. but thousands of skaters who use this rink says the community needs recreation much more than retail. >> ice chalet in san mateo is a rink on the brink of closing. the sbi holdings says it will not renew the ice center's lease when it expires in may. instead, it wants to tear down the rink and put up more lucrative retail stores. 8-year-old says that hurts more than falling on hard ice. >> i think it's very sad. >> reporter: why? >> because i love ice skating a lot. >> reporter: so do a lot of other people. the rink is open from dawn until 1:00 in the morning, offering everything from camps to adult ice hockey leagues. each year more than 150,000 people lays up to glide or at least try to on this ice. >> as a mom, i can tell you there are not a lot of things for kids of any age to do or things that i can do with my kids. this rink means so much to so many people that have grown up here. >> reporter: including olympic gold medalist kristi yamaguchi who trai
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Jul 29, 2012 6:30pm PDT
went on as planned. and nbc's phil rogers joins us now from london with a look at some california athletes who made history today. hello, phil. >> hi, diane. one of those was a u.s. olympian who blasted her way into the record books as mother nature demonstrated that she could be a tough olympic competitor, too. >> it's raining hard. >> reporter: female cyclists braved thunder, lightning, and a blinding rainstorm as they raced through the streets of london this morning. but the clouds parted just in time for u.s. shooter kimberly wode to take the gold medal in skeet shooting. she's the first american olympian to win medals in five olympics. >> i went out there and did the best i could. >> reporter: indoors today the u.s. basketball men beat france 98-71. and french star tony parker wondered aloud if anyone was in their class. >> it's going to be tough. they're a great team. >> reporter: unresolved this evening, whether one of saudi arabia's first female olympians can compete in her head scarf. the judo federation says no. but olympic officials are trying to negotiate a compromise.
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Jul 28, 2012 6:30pm PDT
mayeda will join us with a complete forecast. >>> also -- for the first time we take you inside an east bay food distributor under a federal embargo. nbc bay area investigative unit has that exclusive video, a report you have to see. >>> mouse feces, dead rodents, all of that uncovered in the warehouse of a distributor. a national food recall. you'll see why the state shut its doors and you'll hear directly from the whistleblowers at the center of a two-month nbc bay area investigation. chief investigator tony cobeleski joins us now. >> you're about to step inside a major food distributor, which sells products for food manufacturers and beer bottlers all over. two former employees disgusted by the conditions where they work. >> it's widespread. quite a bit of the product. it's everywhere. >> reporter: he's talking about the secrets inside these concrete walls. why are you sitting there now? >> as a person that i can't bear this anymore. somebody has to stop what they're doing. stop what their process is. this isn't right. >> reporter: he says he quit his job in june, in part becaus
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Jul 19, 2012 11:00pm PDT
in silence. monty francis joins us from city hall with the details. >> reporter: good evening. she spent about three and a half hours testifying tonight and there was a lot of emotion from her. but also for the first time, we heard a detailed account of what she claims led to a fight that left her with a bruise on her arm. >> he grabbed my arm and i said stop. it was one second. >> eliana lopez claims the one and only time her husband was violent with her was inside their mini van on december 31st when they argued and the now suspended sheriff grabbed her arm. >> actually, the bruise, i helped make the bruise because i pulled my arm away. because for me, that he touched me is not acceptable. >> reporter: lopez denies accounts of a neighbor, ivory madison, that once inside the house, he was violent a second time. she claims that's what lopez told her when they made a video together in which a tearful lopez shows her bruise to the camera. she said she doesn't consider what happened domestic violence. >> my arm is not domestic violence. domestic violence implies abuse, verbally abuse,
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Jul 27, 2012 11:00am PDT
smash-and-grab thooef who is struck at an east bay mall. police tell us the group walked into zina jewelers at the new park mall in newark yesterday afternoon. you're looking at pictures of the aftermath. investigators say one suspect armed with a mac-10 machine gun fired shots and then smashed display dais cases. the group then grabbed jewelry and took off in two cars, a white mercedes and black acura or lexus. luckily, no one was hurt. anyone with information is urged to call police. >>> a chance of a lifetime that could change a life. some south bay high school students are getting their marching orders this morning towards a road that could lead them to college. nbc bay area's stephanie chuang live in san jose at an event making a lot of parents proud. >> reporter: good morning to you. this charter school downtown college park in san jose caters to a lot of student who is come from east side san jose. they will be the first in their families to go to college and get this, the founder of the school telling me the success rate of getting kids to go to college is 98%, and that the
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Jun 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
been up here on higala highland lane all day long. this is as close as they're allowing us to get to the crime scene. you can see a sheriff's deputy has positioned himself on the roadway. hes keeping people from going to the scene. investigators are searching evidence at a home we have been told is owned by 49er linebacker aldon smith. nbc bay area has learned that smith was stabbed during a party he was hosting at his house last night. two other people were hit by gunfire. sheriff's deputies say all three victims received non-life-threatening injuries and are expected to recover. the santa clara county sheriff's department tells us they got a 911 call just after 2:00 this morning. they arrived to an extremely chaotic and hectic scene. they say there was about 100 people there at the party, many of them trying to leave when investigators arrived. they quickly discovered that three people had been injured, but they say nobody at the party knew who was responsible, and so far they have no suspects. a neighbor described what he saw and heard. >> lots of shots about 2:00 in the mornin
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Jul 9, 2012 6:00pm PDT
with our cell phones, they help us connect. but little did we know, even when our phones are tucked away in our purses or pockets, we're still connecting and being tracked. every seven seconds, data from our phones is sent to cell towers, even when our phones are off. and what happens to that information? >> this information can tell police basically anything they want about the person. >> according to trevor tim, law enforcement agencies are asking for gps, contacts and other data and cell phone carriers like att and verizon are giving it away without your permission. >> there's actually what's called cell phone tower dumps where they're actually just going after one person but they end up getting information on everybody who had been around a cell phone tower during a certain amount of time. so even though they're only investigating one person, they now have information on hundreds or thousands of people. >> reporter: but why are cell phone carriers giving your information away without even a subpoena? we contacted att which declined to comment on our story but did send this lette
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Jul 16, 2012 11:00pm PDT
director of engineering jocelyn gold fine recently told us -- >> the only thing i don't love about my job is that sometimes i'm the only woman in the room. if there were a few more women in the room, this would be the best job on the planet. >> yahoo! is changing course hiring a new star to be president and ceo, 37-year-old ma ris sass mayer. >> she started off as a techie. what this should tell young women today is they should follow their passions. they should follow what drives them and motivates them. >> uc berkeley professor joel ensays you the appointment problems hard work pays off. for women, it may not be where they expected it. maier spent the last 13 years at google, the company's 20th employee, its first female engineer. she was a designer, project manager, innovator and often spokesperson for the company. yet, google promoted others over her. yahoo! sees what google couldn't. >> i think it is really difficult for women to make themselves heard in a way that's accessible, that's comfortable for everybody around them to deal with. >>mayer is expected to shake things up but
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Jul 23, 2012 6:00pm PDT
and he walked over, didn't he? >> little 5-year-old jackson told us he plans to never wash his hands again, certainly a moment he will never forget, even at 5 years old. the president is expected to spend several hours here in piedmont before moving on to oakland to the fox theater. >>> just a few miles away, at the fox theater in oakland, there is anticipation and there are also protests beginning, the president's event begins at 8:00, the streets around the theater are already closed and it's obstructing businesses from local bay area owners. sheryl, lots of people out there, not all of them supporters, though, not all of them donors? >> reporter: that's true, jessica, as you can see, 19th and broadway is blocked off with protesters and that street is blocked off right now. some businesses are closed in the area, but some are still open here in downtown oakland. security is as you might expect, high. protesters are out in force as you can see, making their voices heard near the fox theater. a long line of people are waiting to get into the fox theater. seven streets surrounding the
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Jul 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
cents. the move is meant to encourage customers to use electronic clipper passes, which are not facing a fare increase. if at least half of riders are using those by march, paper tickets will go up again by next july. b.a.r.t. is putting the last of its inflation increases into effect as well. >>> speaking of b.a.r.t., service was shut down for almost an hour today after a man jumped on the tracks. it happened just as thousands of people were headed to the giants game in san francisco. passengers experienced delays of an hour or more. trains had to be evacuated, including these folks in san francisco. the problem started just amprou noon with reports of a man smoking something on the platform then the man jumping on the tracks. police eventually convinced the man to get off the tracks and arrested him. no one was injured, but people were delayed throughout the system. >>> getting a patent may soon get easier, especially here in the bay area. san jose is one of three cities where a new u.s. patent and trademark office is expected to open by 2014. the new locations are the first e
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Jul 25, 2012 11:00pm PDT
all 888-996-tips or send us an e-mail at nbcbayarea.com. >>> a camp counselor is let go after allegations that he inappropriately touched young girls at a san jose church. so how did this man get another job with kids? this time supervising them at daycare center. >> george kitayama picks up that part of the story. >> it's a horrible horrific act that has been committed here. >> attorney allyson gleason represents the families of three girls who accuse keith woodhouse of molesting them. >> inappropriate touching that went beyond anything that would be appropriate for a teacher with minor students. >> the families filed a civil suit against woodhouse and child development incorporated. now added to the lawsuit a church. he worked at church on the hill in 2007. he was let go after employees allegedly saw him inappropriately touch girls in a swimming pool. the church never reported the allegations to the police. >> had the reports been done, had something spoken up to begin with, it's possible these girls would not have been allegedly molested. >> the church supervisor then gave
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Jul 26, 2012 11:00pm PDT
business people all here for the big three weeks ahead of us. and of course there will be a lot of dignitaries here as well, a lot of heads of state. but there is one notable exception. president obama will not be here. instead his wife, the first lady, michelle obama, is here. she arrived in london just a few hours ago. and at the opening ceremony she'll be sitting with a very familiar face from the bay area. usually, when we talk about wardrobe with brandi chastain it involves, well, her sports bra. but tonight's wardrobe a lot different. the bay area soccer legend was invited by the white house to sit with the first lady. >> i am so excited. although i'm paranoid as can be about what to wear to the opening ceremonies to sit in the first lady's delegation. because you know, usually for the opening ceremonies they just give you your uniform and you wear it. so you don't have to do any thinking. so it's a little stressful trying to decide what to wear next to michelle obama. >> reporter: chastain will be part of michelle obama's delegation, which focuses on getting fit. >> i'm goin
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Jul 13, 2012 11:00am PDT
>>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm jon kelly. >> i'm marla tellez. we begin with breaking news in san bruno. fire trucks are still at the scene of a two-alarm fire. we do have a live look right now at the scene. this is the 100 block of lake drive just west of 280 ne. still an active scene with plenty of fire trucks in place. neighbors say construction workers in this area heard the sirens and came running to help. we're told a 2-year-old was trapped inside and suffered life-threatening injuries. >> first people started coming out of the house, and the workers from the construction site over here, there's a construction site here, and the workers from the construction site were in the house and doing what they could do assist. as far as i can tell, the workers from this construction site are heroes. >> we are told the a firefighter was also hurt and take on the hospital. his condition is not known. neighbors tell us it is did i feel to see any damage to the home, but the smell of smoke is evident. we will continue to follow developments and bring you more jus
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Jul 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
joins us. it's hard to believe they're outsourcing those jobs. >> reporter: no matter where you live, people want the high quality of life. in mill by tass, they're used to a high standard of living. >> you know, it's been clean. they maintain the area very well. >> reporter: long-time residents say they like living in milpitas. but a private company will now maintain the city's 29 parks. >> it is concerning. but like i say, we have to wait and see how well they do. >> reporter: more than 40 milpitas workers were let go because of a budget short fall. that means one in six city workers were laid off. of the 40, the hardest hit was the maintenance department. >> trees are going to blow down and things. they're not going to get the response they're used to. and everybody will go, what happened? >> reporter: the quality of life he enjoyed are directly tied to the long-time city workers who were laid off. >> you have the guys that are been here doing a the job. and now this, is what you're left with. >> we're going to have to get back too the city and get meetings done. and say it's not
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Jul 25, 2012 6:00pm PDT
and for us to embargo all the products in that facility because of the massive c contamination of the facility is very rare. >> products used in the baking of food an baked goods. the products are mainly sold over the internet in the united states. and some local stores and bakeries have purchased the products. things like green tea, spices like paprika and parsely. the company sells the products to bakeryings and grandmothocer stores. the company is in the process of contacting all of the store that have purchased product and notifying them of the potential contamination, jessica also no comment at this point where the owners or the company. >> all right, tony, i'm sure we'll be hearing more in the coming days. if you have a tip for investigative unit, give us a call at 1-888-996-tips. >>> a helping hand in the face of tragedy. tonight we learn how a bay area ceo is reaching out to one of the victims of the aurora, colorado shootings. she comes from the tech sector. >> it's a story that comes down to two people who had never met but thanks to the company one of them runs they sha
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Jul 14, 2012 5:00pm PDT
pouring rain and as nbc's brian mooar shows us, you might be surprised at how romney responded. >> reporter: hundreds braved the downpour to see president obama in the way you have seen him before. >> not letting a little rain chase us away. >> reporter: the president took on both mother nature and republican mitt romney in a state that is the looking like a key fall battleground. >> he invests in companies that have been called pioneers of outsourcing. >> reporter: that's the tune of a new ad attacking romney's time at bain capital. ♪ o beautiful for spacious skies for amber waves of grain ♪ >> reporter: romney tells nbc news the outsourcing claims are untrue. >> and the president's campaign has been i think outrageous in making the kind of charges they have. i think the kinds of attacks are beneath the dignity of the presidency. >> reporter: romney says he left bain capital in 1999 to head the salt lake city winter olympics and he says he wasn't responsible for the outsourcing of jobs. but s.e.c. documents list him as bain's ceo for two years after he says he left. meanwh
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Jul 6, 2012 5:00pm PDT
killed. of and do we have any answers yet as to what kind of firearm was used? >> reporter: well, the answers are kind of trickling in. this is an awful thing to have happen in a community, but because the child's father is an officer of the law there are certain questions that need to be asked. tonight, a number of investigations are looking for those answers. it's almost too quiet in the neighborhood where 3-year-old preston orlando was shot and killed. >> we know where the father is. we know where the mother is. and we are concerned for their welfare. this is a very, very tragic ins accident. >> reporter: the little boy is the son of san jose police officer brandon orlando, a nine-year veteran of the force. just before 5:00 yesterday evening police responded to orlando's home on the 7500 block of kentwood court in gilroy. paramedics tried to revive the toddler but he was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital. >> i know the family is very hurt, not only the family but the neighborhood who is a very close-knit neighborhood. they see the child as one of their own. >> reporter: on
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Jul 29, 2012 12:00am PDT
acceptable. >> you may remember these signs. for two years, vta said the ability to use credit cards to buy soon was coming soon. >> what are does coming soon mean to you? >> coming soon? >> a month or two months? >> soon. whatever soon is. if you are saying that it was probably a mistake to put the coming soon signs up, i would say you are right. >> he sent another e-mail to the staff reading we need all hands on deck to meet or exceed the august date, a deadline to fix the problems with a credit card machine. in recent weeks, vta removed the signs and after two years filled with delays, the machines now let you pay for tickets with credit cards. >> as the chairman of the board, are you asking them to fix this problem? >> i'm asking them to do better. i think there hadn't been as much of a focus on it as there should have been. >> santa clara county supervisor chairs vt a's board of directors. >> do you believe it will be fixed? >> i do. we can argue they had been doing it all along. it has been raised by you. i think it's gotten them to think how can we be better? >> other changes
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Jul 15, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. now imagine this is the type of choir that turns people away. anyone can join. joe introduces us to the unusual program and shows us how the singers are now headed to london for the olympics. >> reporter: for a few hours every tuesday afternoon, a small church in benecia becomes the center of a musical universe. its choir practice, unlike most others. songs from across the globe interpreted by young voices into a sound that is uniquely american. >> it started as an experiment. and people started saying, wow, i've never seen anything like that before. >> reporter: annable founded it almost 20 years ago as an activity for her three sons. since then she's molded it into a group whose musical direction is literally all over the map. >> we sing different types of music from all over the world. some songs from africa, italy, paris, everywhere. >> reporter: there are no auditions, no one turned away. the only thing frowned upon is standing still. >> we try to move around and we do have some choreography so that helps. instead of just standing straight. >> reporter: the group has performed
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Jul 18, 2012 11:00am PDT
tells us it's going to be cool today, starting to rise heading towards the weekend. the news at 11:00 starts right now. >>> good morning, everybody. thank you very much for joining us. i'm jon kelly. >> i'm marla tellez. we begin with breaking news that's happening right now in san francisco. all this information brand new in our newsroom. we're getting word of an officer-involved shooting in san francisco. this is at washington and davis. a block off the embarcardero right by the embarcardero center. we're told auflszers responding -- were responding to reports of a stabbing at pier 17 and then they found the suspect at washington and davis. now, we understand that suspect has been shot and is now heading to the hospital. we are still gathering information and we have a crew on the way to the scene. again, this is all happening in san francisco right near the embarcardero center at washington and davis street. we will bring you more information just as soon as we get it. >> also happening right now, strange but true, an invasion of zombies to go along with a little michael jackson mu
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Jul 14, 2012 6:00pm PDT
the restaurant's use of the ingredient as nothing more than a publicity stunt. joining me live now is dana, with the animal protection rescue league. thank you for joining us. what is your goal here today? >> so we're here to educate the public that the presidio social club is continuing to serve foie gras. it can be enforced in federal enclaves like the presidio. >> and you were also told that you -- where your protesters can stand is not in the way of traffic is. that a problem? >> no. the police indicated that there was a free speech zone where we needed to stand. but that's not correct. as long as we're not blocking traffic or blocking the sidewalks, we're free to stand where we like within our first amendment rights. >> reporter: so you were told you should be across the street? >> correct. and we quickly corrected that statement and the police confirmed we can stand where we like as long as we're not blocking the sidewalk. >> reporter: how long do you plan on being out here? >> a couple hours. >> reporter: after tonight? >> we'll see. the california foie gras ban is working.
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Jul 8, 2012 6:00pm PDT
of testing is supposed to start tomorrow. they'll use audio and visual messages at the train station telling the riders arrival and departure time. eventually it will be available on caltrain's website and by free e-mail and text messages as well. it's expected to be in place by the end of the year. >>> on this sunday, millions of people gathered in churches across the country to worship, but at one catholic church in san jose, the music wasn't the same this sunday. that's because someone stole thousands of dollars worth of instruments from the church over the past week. kimberly tere is at our lady of guadalupe church with a look at how they still made music despite the loss today. kimberly? >> reporter: diane, this church spent years building up their supply of musical instruments. they paid for them through money raised in fund-raisers. and all of it was taken in a matter of days. thieves raided the music storage room on may 28th, taking an estimated $16,000 worth of gear on that date. then on july 3rd after they changed the locks, burglars struck again. one day later everything e
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Jul 16, 2012 5:00pm PDT
women cannot always demand their partners use condoms. >>> also in san francisco, a popular muni stop was shut down today. they were marching in memory of a young man who died in a police shootout one year ago today. stephanie, are they planning any more protests this evening? >> reporter: raj, not for this evening, but this is not the last of these protests. there were no muni training coming in and out for just under an hour, but family and friends say they plan to have muni shut down every year in memory of the 19-year-old. >> it's hard because i miss my son. i'm still waiting for him to walk through the door. >> reporter: she is standing just feet from where her 19-year-old son died in a gunfight with san francisco police exactly a year ago. officers chased him for failing to pay his $2 muni fair. >> we feel that those are false allegations. there were plenty of witnesses the day of kenny's murder. that said he didn't have a gun. >> reporter: about three dozen of his family, friends and supporters took to the streets this morning disrupting two muni lines from going into the
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Jul 6, 2012 6:00pm PDT
can't walk and uses a wheelchair to get around. >>> two san francisco flights were reportedly flashed with a laser beam last night. both incidents happened when the planes were about 4,000 feet above the bay area. the first one was reported by a sky west flight, about 14 miles east of palo alto. the second was a virgin american flight in just about the same spot. those caught and prosecuted can be fined up to $11,000. >> not smart. >>> tgif. >> it is here, i can't wait for saturday. we do have quite a bit of warming here from the bay area from the north bay all the way down to the south bay and it is all about that northly wind. take a look at san francisco, so with that wind out of that drier direction, we did see a substantial increase in our temperatures. we had 82 in redwood city, and one of our hottest was livermore topping out at 90 degrees. this gets you to our current temperatures right now, and we are finding that mild air back into our interior valleys. and right here near the coastline, it's still slightly cooling so we're finding a mix of 60s and 70s, outside of our sky ca
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Jul 15, 2012 5:00pm PDT
kidnapped as well. and here's more on the efforts to free them. >> the officials tell us they are working on the release of the kidnapped. the kidnapper says he will only release the two americans once his uncle has been freed. the officials say they are working to release him, but have imp impaw thighsed. and the kidnappers here have been speaking to local media saying the americans are in good shape and they are being fed and treated well despite the fact that one of the americans has a diabetic condition. back to you. >>> as the race for the white house heats up, the obama and romney campaigns are accusing each other of lying. romney's campaign saying he is being unfairly accused of outsourcing jobs, and obama campaign says it has the paperwork to back it up. >>> president obama's supporters are making no apologies for their latest attacks on mitt romney, his personal finance and says he was a jobs outsourcing pioneer when he ran bain capital. >> stop wining, i give him his own advice. >> he says the allegations are untrue, unfair. >> they want to talk about anything but presid
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Jul 17, 2012 11:00pm PDT
an amazing story tonight. she sat down with us and shared the scary moments when the chopper went down. >> i looked at it and it's like was i really in that. >> reporter: it's been more than five years. >> it's like it almost happened yesterday. >> reporter: she survived a horrible helicopter crash in hawaii. today she remembers the moment the tail rotor broke off sending it into a tail spin. >> i could hear the crackling of the trees, and i still hear it in my mind. i went forward and i came back. >> reporter: her boyfriend had been sitting in the front seat. he died six minutes after the crash. >> he was laying on the ground on his side and i was saying talk to me. he didn't. i could tell by looking at him that he was basically gone. >> reporter: as crews rescued hanson she felt pain. she had broken her hip, pelvis and ankle. >> i'm surprised no one here heard me screaming because the pain was horrible. >> reporter: before the crash she had trouble walking around because of nerve damage caused by cancer. after the accident she has a hard time standing up. >> almost every day i t
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Jul 7, 2012 5:00pm PDT
told us that police just came in and told them what was happening and to clear out. >> basically get everyone out, you know, safety first kind of, then secure the restaurant. and then it was just, like, you know, basically your mind takes you wherever, you know? >> reporter: police sent a robot in to inspect and then destroy the contents of that briefcase. it turns out there was a typewriter inside which did not pose a threat to the public. the person who sat down the suitcase has not been identified, but police say they do not think he had ill-intent leaving it unattended. many of the businesses remain closed. again, there was a farmers market open at the time right outside this shopping center, that, too, was shut down early because of this bomb scare. live in san jose, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >> kimberly, thank you. >>> despite mild temperatures here, a heat wave is gripping much of the nation from iowa to washington, d.c. in fact, the weather is being blamed for at least 30 deaths over the past week, and today excessive heat warnings were in effect for much of the midwe
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Jul 15, 2012 11:00pm PDT
to stand up, it affects all of us, we have a stake in it. everybody who pays taxes should be concerned on how the tax money should be spent, and how we're providing for society. >> the protesters say the next move is trying to stop the school district from moving administrative offices into the lake view site. the district's superintendent has said in the past that the decision to close those schools is final. >>> and detectives from the san francisco police department and the fbi are investigating an act of vandalism that could have impacted emergency response in the city. police say somebody broke into the communications facility on twin peaks and cut several wires this morning. police say none of the wiring was stolen. and that the vandalism did not impact any essential city services. but there are reports that some of the city's police and fire stations are dispatched from that facility. and since it is part of the city's radio network, the fbi was notified as well. so anybody with information on this case of vandalism is asked to call the police department's anonymous ti
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Jul 5, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >> city firefighters responded to the call and used air bags to lift the bus off the passenger. in a near miraculous twist, he wasn't suffering any pain. he's being evaluated at the hospital. >>> odds are, you or someone you know was caught in this morning's commuting nightmare. tonight we have new information on the man at the center of it all. monty francis has the latest details many monty? >> the driver accused of creating that big delay has been identified as antonio roberson oakland. he's expected to face charges of felony drunk driving. the chp says he was on parole for human trafficking. we're learning why it took so long for those eastbound lanes of the bridge to reopen. >> footage from our chopper shows how bad the delays were. the backup for computers trying to get out of san francisco and into the east bay stretched on for miles. an eight hour ordeal that left drivers stuck in traffic going nowhere. >> i called my job and told them i'd be really late. >> we car pooled and i have three kids. >> this badly damaged car, crashed at the s curve at about 1:30 this morning. and
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Jul 22, 2012 5:00pm PDT
there with more for us. jay? >> reporter: good evening. president obama joining thousands here in colorado and across the country trying to bring some comfort to this shattered community while police continue their investigation both in the theater behind me and in the suspect's apartment. president obama arrived in colorado carrying the sorrow and condolences of the nation for the families of the victims and survivors of the massacre. his visit marks a day of memories and mourning in aurora. ♪ many turning to a higher power during sunday services as they struggle to try around understand the killing spree and 24-year-old james holmes, the man police say is responsible. >> the source of the evil that took the lives -- >> memorials are growing across this shattered city. >> right here. >> so many searching for some way to honor the injured and remember the fallen. >> you can't believe something like this happened in my community. we needed to pay our respect. i just feel awful. >> reporter: there is little blunt can do right now. forced to tell their young children, that their da
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Jul 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
enough for us. the mistake was made by the foun daks and i feel there needs to be accountability to sustain the $2.2 million that was lost by error. >> our focus is on multi-year funding. we have some very good possibilities there. and one application that's already pending. >> the lost federal grant money would have paid for the next five years of the program. >>> right now, police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who crashed into two homes in east palo alto today, just stopping inches from a sleeping baby just after 5:00 this morning. the family woke up to find a black cadillac inside their bedroom. the car hit one house and sent bricks flying into the window before crashing into the side of a garage that had been converted into a bedroom in a second home. a mother, a 2-month-old baby and 3-year-old son were sleeping as the car came crashing in. >> the bassinet was kind of thrown on me. she was screaming. my son was screaming. they're both fine, though. and my little brother actually had to break the door down to get us out. because we were just stuck in the room. >> close cal
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Jul 20, 2012 6:00pm PDT
wasn't really comfortable speaking to us on camera, but he did tell us a few things including that he found out about the shooting through a telephone call very early this morning and he says he was very surprised. the uncle of 24-year-old james holmes a suspect in the deadly movie theater shooting in colorado describes his nephew as an unassuming guy the family calls jimmy. he did not want to go on camera, but holmes' uncle told nbc bay area, as far as he knew holmes was working and there was nothing that sent up red flags. despite being holmes name sake, he saw james when he visited carmel. the father of the suspect flew to colorado where his son is in custody. the uncle told us this all seems surreal and his family is just trying to come to terms with it. live in carmel, kimberly terry, nbc bay area news. >> so many people across the country are impacted by the store, more than 1,000 miles away from the massacre, people in san diego are stunned. >> reporter: here in the suspect's family home in san diego, it has been a bit of a revolving door, from friends to police to supporter
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Jul 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
make it fast and painless, saying that he used a special martial arts chokehold. we'll have more on his testimony tonight at 6:00, and he will be back on the witness stand tomorrow morning. reporting live in hayward, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> okay, jodi, thank you so much for the update. >>> in other news tonight, more than a thousand firefighters continue to battle a wildfire in remote placer county. the fire has consume in order than 300 acres near the town of forest hill. that's about 40 miles northeast of auburn. it started just after 3:00 yesterday afternoon, and has since force in order than 200 people out of their homes. about 20% of the fire is now contained, but officials worry it could spread if temperatures continue to soar and winds increase. >>> the biggest pot club in america is right here in the bay area, and right now the harborside health center has a huge target on its back. the government is telling the club, which has locations in oakland and san jose to shut down immediately. but the operators are not going quietly. this morning at oakland city hall,
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Jul 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
, i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. a big-time warmup for us, numbers close to 100 degrees. right now 88 in gilroy, we'll talk more about this heat and how long it lasts coming up. happy birthday! thank you, nana send money to anyone's checking account with chase quickpay. all you need is an email address or mobile number. you're welcome. take a step forward and chase what matters. a great clean doesn't have to take longer. i'm done... i'm going to read one of these. i'm going to read one of these! [ female announcer ] unlike sprays and dust rags, swiffer 360 dusters extender gets into hard to reach places so you can get unbelievable dust pick up in less time. i love that book! can you believe the twin did it? ♪ [ female announcer ] swiffer. great clean in less time. or your money back. ♪ >>> now to an nbc bay area follow-up. we now know the cause of this four-alarm fire that took place last month. investigators say welders accidentally sparked the flames as they were attaching a ladder to a wall. the fire did more than $2 million of damage to the two story
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Jul 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
can't use that in determining his guilt or innocence. each of us is bound by laws, vigilanteism is unacceptable in a democracy, oh wiese society is thrown into chaos like what happened in "lord of the flies," she said to the jury. they must decide if lynch is guilty of assault with force and a second charge of abuse offen elder to cause great bodily harm since lindner is at least 65 years old. the jury can also find lynch guilty of a lesser version of each charge. in another develop, the defense requested that the judge instruct the jury as lynch's act as an act of self-defense since lynch leered at him when he molested him. that leer prompted limpbl to punch lindner two years ago, but the judge denied that motion. the prosecution should be wrapping up their closing arguments. then it will be the defense's turn. it's quite possible this case could be given to jury by day's end. live outside the hall of justice in san jose, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >>> now time to talk olympics. the brief stop on the road to london wrapping up this morning. five young female gymnasts who will
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Jul 24, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. it's a 150,000 square foot warehouse with two stories and for us to embargo all the products in the facility because of the contamination throughout the facility, that occurs rarely. >> here is what happening right now, the state department of public health has asked for a national recall of all the products sold by the company, and we are told the recall will be announced in the next 48 hours. earlier this month, we visited the warehouse the talk about the owners, they have been in business for four decades and had no comment, they contacted an attorney and said that the policy of the firm, and the policy of the company is no comment. >> what do you do if you have the products? >> the state department said return them to the company and do not use them. we will have more in the days to come. >> if you have a story, call the tip line at 888-996-8477. burned, that is how local charities feel tonight. the ticket taker is selling the online tickets online for profit. the money is to go to charities that help children in the south bay, they say a loss of more than $12,000 would just sti
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Jul 27, 2012 5:00pm PDT
coming over. all eyes are on us. it's just so exciting. >> reporter: the olympic torch made its way through hampton court maze and down the river thames to the tower bridge. >> to have a torch with london on it, and especially day, such a big day for the games today. even a small part of it is lovely. >> reporter: olympic organizers released this glimpse of rehearsals for tonight's opening ceremony. but details of danny boyle's extravaganza entitled isles of wonder are shrouded in secrecy, even from the ioc president. a global television audience of more than 1 billion is expected to watch. along with 60,000 spectators in the stadium and more than 10,000 athletes. >> everybody has told me that it is just a rush are emotions, that you walk in and that's the moment you really feel like an olympian. >> reporter: bearing the flag for team usa will be mariel zagunis. >> to be their leader and the one selected by them to have that opportunity means a lot to me. i'm very, very proud to represent team usa. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama gave team members a sendoff at a morning break
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Jul 22, 2012 11:00pm PDT
of what we've seen today are, as heartbreaking as it is for the families, it is worth us spending most of our time reflecting on young americans like ally and stephanie. because they represent what is best in us. and they assure us that out of this darkness, a brighter day will come. >> reporter: now, tomorrow morning the president will leave from san francisco international, and fly to reno, nevada. he will then speak in front of veterans of foreign wars. and then he will fly back into the bay area, this time into oakland international airport for campaigning and fundraising events in the east bay. i'm arturo santiago, back to you diane. >>> thank you, and we'll have more on the president's visit later in the news cast, including how it could affect your commute tomorrow. >>> and new at 11:00, back in colorado, police investigators reportedly found a batman mask inside the apartment of the suspected gunman. the associated press reported that law enforcement officials did not want his name used because he was not authorized to speak to the press, of course, the significance of the
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Jul 30, 2012 12:00am PDT
for what could have been her final olympic swim. >> reporter: good monday morning. when most of us retire, our careers come to an end in our 60s or 70s. but she turns 30 next month. she's unclear about her own future, but it appears team usa is moving on without her. for the last ten years, we've been following her around the world. she met with us during this bittersweet time. the foul london weather does not dampen the olympic spirit, nor the spirit of natalie coughlin. this was perhaps her final interview as an active olympian. she won her 12th career olympic medal, an american record for a woman, but nowhere to be found on the podium, because she was benched for the final race. the question remains, why would the coach sit her down? >> i think part of it is having the head coach be your personal coach. you don't want to cause any controversy or don't want anyone to think she's giving me special favors. so i fully understand and regardless, you have to stick with the decision and be supportive. >> reporter: disappointed with how it went down? >> it's hard to say. i'm just kind o
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Jul 24, 2012 11:00am PDT
>>> good morning, everybody. very happy could stop by and join us. i'm jon kelly. >> i'm marla tellez. we begin with developing news in the east bay. a young couple is dead after an early morning fire in pleasant hills. it happened at the briar apartments on donegal court. nbc bay area's bob redell has been at the scene all morning live. bob, the fire department says this fire was survivable. that was the case, huh? >> reporter: yes. good morning to you, marly. the fire department said the two young people who were killed here early this morning could have survived this fire if they had a working smoke detector. a young cup who will had recently moved in with each other, both in their early 30s, died along with one of their pets when their unit caught fire around 3:00 this morning at the briars apartments. the fire department can't tell us the smoke detector did not go off because it needed new batteries or it was nonexistent. based on where the bodies were found, it does appear the couple did try to escape their second-floor bedroom, but they died before gettinging out of that
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Jul 17, 2012 11:00am PDT
: during the trial, hans reiser chose to represent himself using the defense that he murdered his wife to protect his children from them. it should be noted that he is already in jail for the criminal conviction of their murder. his 11-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son right now are living with family in russia. we spoke with their attorney earlier who mentioned that he has not been keeping them apprised of everything that's been going on in the trial because their father has not been admitting to the crime or at least owning up to his responsibility in their words, they've been keeping them out of the loop because of their age. we imagine, though, there will be a phone call going on somewhat soon from the united states overseas to let them know this latest judgment against, a $60 million judgment against hans reiser for the murder of his wife. that award being awarded to his children. the question is does he have that -- does he have that money. the children's attorney believes he might have a considerable amount of wealth. is it $60 million he's not sure, but he did tell us befor
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Jul 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
door, she was waving for us to get inside, i guess she wanted to get dressed first. she walked into her room and it was very smoky by then, so i threw my shirt over her and pulled her out through the window. >> after the rescue, a firefighter presented him with a slightly smoky t-shirt. >>> a woman fighting for her life today. the mom was shot in the chest, her son also hurt. stephany trong is live with a search tonight. >> reporter: to my right there's a soccer match going on. behind me, police have been here all day and a woman we just spoke with thought they heard fireworks, what they really saw were gunshots. a home invasion robbery took a nearly deadly turn last night. but daniel never woke up, the three men who shot his 62-year-old mother after they forced her into their union city home at gunpoint. >> he was like swaying, dancing, just like talking to himself . d >> the other two went upstairs and found a safe, demanding the code. >> we all didn't know and then from there, i thought he was going to shoot us all. >> and so he fought back, but was pistol whipped several times.
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Jul 16, 2012 6:00pm PDT
yahoo could use some expertise. >> i was really excited to make the transition, i had worked on search, which is still very important, it's still at the core of our business. but i had worked on search for 10 years, or 12 years depending on how you count it. last year i was excited about what was happening in location, mobile, social, mobile-social. >> meyer actually brings a lot of credibility to yahoo as well making it a cool place to work again. half the battle in silicon valley is making products that people want. the other half is the battle to attract talent to your company and she can do that. yahoo shares jumped about 2.5% on that news. >> yahoo is a different beast, can she succeed? >> somebody's got to define success, you make yahoo credible again? she's already done that, she doesn't even have her security badge yet. it's still popular, so she can't do that. in the long run success for yahoo is going to be getting their share cost up. >> she has a funny story -- when she was growing up, everybody knewa mayer, was meyer like the bolog bologna. she's used to people not
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Jun 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
using tools on the ground to put out the flames, helicopters are working from the air as well. the rugged terrain and wind is not helping matters there. we'll have more on this tonight at 6:00. >>> meantime, a major storm hit the east coast overnight, killing at least 13 people. three governors have declared a state of emergency there. as many as 3 million people are without power. the hardest-hit area virginia and washington, d.c. and today, temperatures reached a record 104 degrees in the nation's capital, making it extremely dangerous for those people without power and, therefore, without air-conditioning. nbc's brian mooar has a look. >> reporter: the storms hit with little warning, and left behind a multistate path of death and destruction. not even mighty trees were any match for hurricane-force wind. >> the word that comes to mind is horrific. the wind was howling. the trees seemed to be bending. >> reporter: falling trees were responsible for several of the deaths blamed on this sudden outburst of violent weather. >> lights were flashing. the sky was lit up. the wind was bl
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Jul 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
turning flip, showing us her version of the floor routine. >> reporter: marshall jones was excited that the trials were right in his back yard. >> i don't think it gets any better than that other than having the real olympics here. there were a lot of fans and family here at the hotel. it was good for us. >> reporter: that was steve penny's prediction. he estimates san jose got $15 million to $20 million ranging from ticket sales to hotels. >> we had over 17,000 people there last night. we had great crowds throughout the weekend. >> it's really good for us anytime we get something like this in town. it gives the people an opportunity to come out. >> reporter: and little mia told her parents exactly what she wants to be when she grows up. >> we've been playing around with this a little bit. she wants to be in gymnastics. after seeing the performance and her reaction afterwards, we have to sign her up. >> reporter: coming up at 6:00, just how much foot traffic local businesses, especially in the downtown area, got. and why they'll be getting another boost from the olympics in a matte
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Jul 12, 2012 11:00pm PDT
attorney in the lawsuit. he admitted to choking his wife nina using a martial arts technique. he said he never would have led authorities to the body of his wife had he not been fount guilty and offered a lighter sentence. he admitted his kids suffered while wonder whapgd to their mother. he suggested he killed his wife to protect their children and said nina never physically hurt them. >> she never did anything to harm the children, explain why you decided to choke her to death. >> he is not a lawyer, but even if somebody represents themselves, i would give him a d minus at best. >> riser's children are seeking $15 million in damages for the loss of their mother. >> she denied it repeatedly, but a new report that condoleezza de vries is the front-runner to be mitt romney's running mate. the report is reporting romney narrowed the field for his search. drudge is now the top contenter. no comment from the campaign or de vries. >> hacker style. an online security breech from yahoo may be more widespread than first thought. 450,000 user names and passwords may have been exposed. we
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Jul 23, 2012 11:00am PDT
. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelly. new at 11:00, as marla mentioned, we are getting our first look at video of the man accused of carrying out one of the worst mass shootings in u.s. history. in just the past few hours, 24-year-old james holmes appearing in a colorado courtroom looking dazed and confused and also just staring out into space. the 15-minute proceeding was to advise him of charges including murdering 12 people and injuring nearly 60 others. we will be having more of this court appearance coming up in just a few moments from right now. >>> but first the president visiting the bay area once again. >> yes. the president is scheduled to leave sfo in about 25 minutes from now. his motorcade in route as he speak. we have live team coverage for you. nbc bay area's mike inouye is monitoring the traffic situation, any backups. first we go to christie smith live at sfo. christie, a very hectic day for the president. he'll actually return to the bay area in just a couple of hours, huh? >> reporter: yeah. it is a different kind o
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Jul 18, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the stand. the protective order is still in effect but legal experts tell us that should not apply to this proceeding, so he should be allowed to stay in the room as his wife takes the stand. it was a portrait of family harmony on the day of his inauguration as iliana lopez stood smiling beside her husband with their 3-year-old son. it's an image that lopez wants the ethics commission to focus on. >> i think that, yes, she does have a goal and the goal is to sort of set the record straight because there's been so much misinformation that she feels that it is important to come and tell the ethics commission the truth of the situation. >> but instead there are these images of lopez with a bruised arm and in tears after a fight with her husband that mighte too hard to forget. lopez hopes to put that video taken by lopez's neighbor, ivory madison, into contexcontext. >> she'll give that testimony and set it out as to why she went to ivory madison. she went to ivory madison because she thought she was speaking to an attorney. >> reporter: mayor ed lee suspended the sheriff after he plea
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